$20,000 Office Makeover to Be Donated to “Good GuyS” in Phoenix and Tucson: ASU Lodestar Center Provides New Analysis
News release - January 23, 2013
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$20,000 Office Makeover to Be Donated to “Good GuyS” in Phoenix and Tucson ASU Lodestar Center Provides New Analysis
PHOENIX, Ariz. (January 23, 2013) — As nonprofits continuously stretch their hard-earned donations, Goodmans Interior Structures is providing a boost with a $20,000 office makeover.
The Goodmans’ Eye for the Good GuyS Board Governance Award is recognizing the most effective nonprofit (501c3) boards of directors, one in Maricopa and one in Pima counties. The award application period runs from January 28 to February 22.
“Offices are more than just chairs and desks. Offices should bring people together to collaborate, brainstorm and problem-solve,” said Adam Goodman, president of the family-owned Goodmans Interior Structures. "Our ‘Good GuyS’ program rewards community leaders for their positive impact and provides a new collaborative work environment to help advance the organization’s mission.”
This year, Goodmans formed a partnership with the Arizona State University (ASU) Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation to assess the nonprofits’ performance.
Adapted from the ASU Lodestar Center’s Principles of Effectiveness tool, nonprofits will answer a questionnaire that evaluates the execution of its mission, vision, values, strategic planning and financial management.
“The ASU Lodestar Center created the Principles of Effectiveness in response to an increasing number of nonprofit leaders seeking guidance on best practices. We are pleased to apply this tool to Goodmans Interior Structures’ ‘Good GuyS’ award as it honors nonprofits for their commitment to quality and positive community impact,” said Robert F. Ashcraft, Ph.D., executive director of the ASU Lodestar Center and professor of nonprofit studies in ASU’s School of Community Resources and Development.
Nonprofits will receive a tallied score from the ASU Lodestar Center questionnaire. In addition, community leaders in Phoenix and Tucson will serve as judges to review the answers. From March 11 to March 22, the public will vote online for their favorite Top 10 finalist.
Goodmans will announce the winning organizations in early April.
WHAT: Call for nominations for the 2013 Goodmans’ Eye for the Good GuyS Board Governance Award. ASU Lodestar Center is providing a new analysis for the award.
PRIZE: $20,000 collaborative work environment including new furniture
WHO: Open to Arizona 501(c)(3) nonprofits in Maricopa and Pima counties
APPLICATION PERIOD: Monday, January 28 – Friday, February 22
WHERE: Complete the online nomination form at www.goodmansgoodguy.com
HOW IT WORKS:
Nonprofits Apply: Monday, January 28 – Friday, February 22
Public Voting: Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 22
Winner Announced: April
A winner in Maricopa and Pima counties will be determined based on the tallied score from the ASU Lodestar Center questionnaire, the judges’ review of the answers and public voting.
PRESENTED BY: Goodmans Interior Structures
Goodmans Interior Structures
Founded in 1954, Phoenix-based Goodmans Interior Structures is a third-generation, family-owned and -operated office furniture dealer. Goodmans creates great lifetime furniture experiences for their corporate, healthcare, education and government clients. Goodmans represents Herman Miller and DIRTT Architectural Solutions. As the largest office furniture dealer in the Southwest, Goodmans is synonymous with quality, modular systems and customer service. For more information, please visit: www.goodmans.info.
ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation
The ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation is recognized as a national leader in undergraduate and graduate nonprofit education, research and technical assistance. The ASU Lodestar Center exists to enhance the quality of life in communities through the advancement of nonprofit leadership practices and provides knowledge and tools to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations, professionals, board members, donors and volunteers by offering a selection of capacity building workshops, conferences, classes, and programs. For more information, please visit: lodestar.asu.edu.